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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Honorable Mentions

Portrait of a Killer by Patricia Cornwell

An intriguing true-crime book about the horrific killings that occured in London over 100 years ago... Who was Jack the Ripper...REALLY???... The author uses up-to-date forensic science, DNA testing, etc... to try to lead you to believe that Jack the RIpper was in fact a man named Walter Sickert... This book brings up lots of controversey... Look at the website to find out more about Jack the Ripper and the correlation between him and Patricia Cornwell's book...

Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult

Maternal instincts do not come easy to Paige who is married and has a child of her own. Her own mother abandoned her when she was a child... Jodi Picoult has written many books... My Sister's Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, House Rules, The Pact and she always writes from a variety of viewpoints so that the reader is torn and contemplating which side they would be on...
Paige has to find herself and overcome her past so she can move forward in her life...

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

Two friends who come from two completely different backgrounds whose friendship grows from the 1970's through the next 30 years... As with any friendship, there are ups and downs... Jealousy, ambition AND unconditional love... Read to find out the details of Katie and Tully's friendship and whether or not Katie will ever be able to forgive Tully....

Face of Deception by Iris Johansen

Eve Duncan's daughter has been murdered and her body has never been recovered. To overcome her grief, Eve changes careers and becomes a forensic sculptor... she helps identify the dead from their skulls so she can help families bring closure to their own personal nightmares. This is an intriguing series of great suspense....

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pillars of the Earth

Good vs. Evil... Ambition vs. Betrayal... 12th Century Historical Fiction Tale... All revolving around the construction of a new Cathedral.

The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman

Twelve women get together every December to drink wine, share stories, and pass the cookies in this story of friendship!